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Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver

  • Model: RXA1030BL
  • MPN: RXA-1030BL
  • Dolby Digital 7.2
  • 110 Watts X 7
  • 8 HDMI Inputs
  • 17 Digital Sound Fields
  • 5 S-Video Inputs
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Format Type
Dolby Digital 7.2
Power Output (Watts)
110 Watts X 7
HDMI Inputs
8 HDMI Inputs
Digital Sound Fields
17 Digital Sound Fields
S-Video Inputs
5 S-Video Inputs
Optical Connectivity
1 Optical Input
DTS Decoding
Yes
Pre-Amp Outputs
Yes
Subwoofer Output
Yes
Tuner Presets
40 Tuner Presets
Remote Control
Yes
On Screen Menu
Yes
Additional Zones
1 Powered Zone
Other Features
MHL supports full HD video/audio from mobile devices, HD Radio,
Call Out Feature
AirPlay compatible, Pandora & Rhapsody (subscription req'd)
Dimensions
18.0(w) X 8.0(h) X 17.0(d)
Shipping Weight
34 lbs

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Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (61)
  • Great sound quality (54)
  • Good power output (45)
  • Simple controls (36)
  • Well built / quality (31)

Cons

  • Confusing / bad remote control (10)
  • Hard to set up (6)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (5)
  • Difficult to set up (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (59)
  • Upgrade (31)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (24)
  • Replacement (18)
  • Large rooms (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (33), Audiophile (27), Tech savvy (26), Enthusiast (25), Practical (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92), Yes (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40)

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5.0

Fantastic sound in stereo or surround

By Steve C

from New York, New York

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

    Having come from 2 Sony receivers, the improvement in sound quality, sound stage, noise floor and detail (with the same set of speakers and external power amplifier) is incredibly impressive. I do not use the internal amplifier (Emotiva XPA-3) to drive VAF Research DC-X35 fronts and VAF Research DC-6 centre speakers - plus a VAF Research Platform subwoofer (internal amplifier).
    Setup was simple and effective. In a small New York apartment (lounge room approx 18ft x 11 ft, timber floors, brick and drywall walls, 10ft ceilings) - there should be no right to have the width and depth of sound. But the Yamaha does a truly astonishing job. I am not terminology expert, but I know when I hear quality sound and this product delivers in spades.
    I did not go for the new 40 series as I don't need WiFi in the receiver and I doubt I'd pick the difference in DAC's. I also didn't stump for the 2030 or 3030 as I doubt I'll use more than 5.1 or zone 2 (currently using 3.1 and main zone only).

    At a pinch, maybe there could be a more weighty remote (aluminium front panel instead of plastic) or better options to disable the internal amplifier, or better bass management at night - but I'm really being picky. Grab one now if you can now that the 1040 is out, it's a fantastic product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great value for price

    By Desert Runner

    from Irvine,CA

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home Theater

    Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

    Use mostly for home theater. This replaced my old Yamaha Rx-V3300 which was a higher end system. The old Yamaha had better controls and sound but lacked HDMI which is a must in todays AV market. I kept the V3300 hooked up for when I wanted better audio control for music only. Noticeable difference but I doubt anyone other than a total audiophile would pick it up. Overall the Rx-A1030 is great value for the cost.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome Amp At Fair Price

    By Southjerseycat

    from Forked River, NJ

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Music junkie, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Awesome Sound Quality
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exterior Speaker Capable
      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Turntable

      Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

      Most awesome receiver I have owned. Owned Yamaha before, but this one smoked the last one. The fidelity of running my Stanton Turntable is amazing. The home theatre decoder is brilliant. I LOVE being able to turn it on and control it with my Galaxy S3. Couldn't be happier. Nothing like sitting outside in the back yard and listen to Sirius through my BOSE outdoor speakers and be able to turn the system on/off and adjust volume through my phone. The whole system is well thought out.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome HT Receiver

      By HT tri guy

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

        This is the latest addition when upgrading my HT system. I've had 3 Yamaha receivers dating back 20 years and all still work and sound great. I only watch movies or sports events in my dedicated HT, but I have to say this receiver made a difference - even when upgrading from my 4-year old Yamaha. Great line!

         
        4.0

        Impressive Upgrade

        By Chris M.

        from Metairie, LA

        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Aesthetic Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Hd Radio Tuner
        • Phono input

        Cons

        • Spotify Connect

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

        First time Yamaha owner. Previous receiver was less than 2 years old. 5.1 set up with Zone 2. Uses include watching TV, Blu-rays, music CDs, and steaming movies and music .

        The only disappointment is Spotify Connect. In order to listen to Spotify (Premium subscription) via Zone 2 (patio speakers), the Zone 2 input needs to be set to AirPlay. AirPlay is available in Zone2 only when AirPlay playback is ongoing in the main zone. Not only do I have to tie up my phone or tablet to listen to Spotify, if I access it in Zone 2 no one can use the Main Zone for anything different.

        Other than the Spotify Connect/AirPlay issue the RX-A1030 is considerably higher quality than my previous receiver. The sound quality is the biggest reason followed by its overall craftsmanship. Its setup and controls are user friendly and its aesthetic design were also contributing factors. The app is a nice added bonus.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Upgrade From Previous Receiver

        By Chris M.

        from Metairie, LA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Aesthetically Pleasing
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Hd Radio Tuner
        • Phono input

        Cons

        • Spotify Connect

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

        First time Yamaha owner. Upgrading from a receiver less than 2 years old. 5.1 set up with Zone 2. Uses are the usual watching TV, Blu-rays, music CDs, and steaming movies and music .

        The only negative that I have is I utterly dislike Spotify Connect. In order to listen to Spotify (Premium subscription) via Zone 2 (patio speakers), the Zone 2 input needs to be set to Air Play. In order for that to happen the Main Zone input is automatically set to Air Play. Not only do I have to tie up my phone or tablet to listen to Spotify, if I access it in Zone 2 no one can use the Main Zone for anything different.

        The remote does feel cheaply made and the print is kind of small but since I use a Harmony remote it's hard to hold that against it.

        Other than the Spotify Connect/Air Play issue the RX-A1030 is considerably of higher quality than my previous receiver. The sound is the biggest reason (still fine tuning) followed by its craftsmanship. Its setup and controls are user friendly and its aesthetic design were also contributing factors. The app is a nice added bonus.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Manual needs improvement

        By RedHead

        from Concord, NH

        About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Flexability
        • Flexibility
        • Fm Radio Reception
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Am Reception Weak
        • Difficult To Set Up
        • Poor Am Antenna Supplied
        • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

        I had to purchase a Grundig Eton NGAN200 Antenna to get half decent AM reception as the supplied AM antenna barely picked up any stations. Before purchasing the NGAN200 I tried the antenna from my old Technics receiver which did work better than the one supplied by Yamaha. Also directions in the manual are confusing and lack completeness.

        On the positive side the unit is very faxable and can accommodate a large variety of devices including legacy produces. Its capability to convert a variety of video inputs to digital is very impressive and covenant.

        Speaker setup is also fairly straight forward and impressive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome Unit, Many Inputs/Outputs Sound

        By AutoTreasures

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Gaming, Movie Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lots Of Optionsinputs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

          This is an Awesome sound system. It has a lot of choices of inputs and outputs. Has really good sound quality. Had the Onkyo 7.2 and after two sound boards going out on two different units had to change. I really like this unit and hopes it lasts a lifetime. I hope to get one more for my Xbox 360. Glad I tried this!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Receiver for a Great price!

          By Mark2mark

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

            Nice unit with tons of features. I am using it for some basic features but look forward to growing into this!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Upgraded from RXA800

            By That Guy

            from Oregon

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Power Output
            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater
              • Larger Rooms

              Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:

              I bought the display model for $800 and got the free WIFI adapter. Also, the salemen couldn't find the remote so they gave me a RX-A2030 and it rocks!

              These units now days are so robust with options that unless you dedicate a day or two its hard to get the setup done. Plus, my man cave isn't big enough to get the full use of this unit.

              For me, great deal and works awesome. Don't notice a huge differance from my RX-A800 yet, but I haven't had the chance to "really" dial it in and play with the additional options (WIFI, Airplay etc...)

              As far as the remote goes the upgraded RX-A2030 remote is sweet and so far no compatibility issues.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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